So far it looks like Target will have the best iPad deal on Black Friday, unless you're looking for an older model. Shoppers who buy an iPad mini after Thanksgiving will receive a $100 gift card from Walmart, and Best Buy will be offering $100 off the 16GB iPad 2. Meanwhile, Target is offering the 16GB iPad Air Wi-Fi model for only $479, and they're tossing in an additional $100 gift card to sweeten the deal. If you count the free gift card, you can nab the latest iPad for $379, compared to paying $299 for an iPad 2.
Other Walmart Black Friday deals include $75 gift cards with the purchase of the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s. Walmart also has the best deal on the iPhone 5c which will be $45 until December 1st, and the iPhone 5s is $189 with a two-year contract.
Best Buy will also be offering discounts on 32GB iPod touches, 16GB iPod nanos, all MacBook Air models, and select Pro models.
If you are considering upgrading to the iPad 5 or iPad mini 2, then you may want to sell your used model before the next generation of Apple tablets are announced. Both Nextworth and Gazelle are currently accepting trade-ins for all older iPad and iPad mini models. You can get up to $400 for a used iPad, and up to $220 for a used iPad mini. This is a good time to sell since these values will decrease once the iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 are officially released.
Selling your used iPad is easy. Just visit Nextworth.com or Gazelle.com, locate your iPad model, and truthfully answer a few simple questions. You'll then receive a quote based on your device's current projected value in the secondary market.
Covering your thinner and lighter iPad mini in a bulky case defeats the point of having a smaller tablet. That's why Logitech has created the Ultrathin Keyboard Folio and Folio Protective Case for the iPad mini. Both folios are crafted with a lightweight water-resistant material that offers two-sided protection from bumps, scratches and spills.
The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Folio includes a Bluetooth keyboard that helps free up space on the iPad mini's 7.9-inch screen. The keyboard is Logitech's lightest iPad accessory to date, and it features iOS shortcut keys to take full advantage of its smaller form factor.
There have been plenty of official images and screenshots of iOS 7 running on the iPhone, but until now there hasn't been any of the iPad. Unfortunately, the first images of iOS 7 for the iPad and iPad mini come from a footer image posted on Apple's website. The image shows that the new OS will be compatible with the iPad 2, iPad with Retina display and the iPad mini.
iOS 7 will not only deliver a host of new features, but it will also bring a whole new look and feel to all iOS devices when it's launched later this year. Everything from apps to the calculator has been redesigned to give the iPad and iPhone a totally new and modern aesthetic look.
Apple Inc's shares fell below $400 for the first time since 2011, after a report from the DigiTimes claimed iPad mini shipments will decline by as much as 30% during the second quarter of 2013. Sources in the supply chain expect a 20-30% decline in shipments due to anticipation of a second-generation device. However, it's common for interest in an older device to slow when a product refresh is expected.
Cirrus Logic, who makes chips for the iPhone and iPad, also fueled the fire when it reported an inventory glut. Since Cirrus relies on Apple for most of its revenue, the manufacturer's success is considered a good indicator of demand for Apple products. Analysts believe Cirrus' unsold inventory shows a diminished consumer interest in Apple's iPhone and iPad.
Retailers seem to be clearing out iPads. Best Buy has put the iPad 3 on clearance, and now Walmart is selling the iPad mini for only $300. That's $30 less than buying it directly from Apple. This is also the lowest price we have seen for the 7.9-inch tablet since it was released last year.
While this a good deal, you should remember that Apple is rumored to be working on an upgraded version of the iPad mini which could be released soon. However, the iPad mini 2 is only expected to get a small bump in the specs department, like better resolution, an upgraded processor, and more RAM. The next-generation device may also see a slight increase in cost. So if price is your main concern, you may want to take advantage of this sale now.
Refurbished products from Apple can save money while providing the same quality and manufacturer warranty as new iOS devices. Now the iPad mini has appeared for the first time as a refurbished product in the Apple online store. Current available models are 6-7 percent off normal price, for savings of up to $40.
Stocks vary depending on what hardware is on hand for the refurbishment process. This process entails thorough testing, and the installation of a new battery and new outer shell, ensuring the iPad mini works the same as a completely new tablet. Not only is the device covered by a one-year warranty, but Apple's standard 14-day return policy still applies.
If you love reading on your iPad mini, but miss the feeling of curling up with a good hardcover book, then the DODOcase is just the accessory for you. Each case is constructed with eco-friendly bamboo, and is bound using traditional bookbinding techniques to give it that hard-bound feel. The case is lightweight, sturdy and doesn't add a lot of necessary bulk to your device, making it easy to transport, or use while lounging around.
The DODOcase is available in multiple colors and for a variety of tablets including the iPad, Nexus 10 and Kindle Fire HD. You can even design your own iPad mini DODOcase, or add a customized foil stamp.
Starting at $329 the iPad mini already costs more than most 7-inch tablets on the market, and adding a high resolution Retina display could make it even more pricier. According to iSuppli (via the DigiTimes), bumping the iPad mini's resolution from 1024x768 to 2,048x1536 would raise production costs by 30%. If true, these extra costs would either have to be eaten by Apple, or be passed onto consumers. Apple isn't known for increasing prices from on from one generation to the next, but it is hard to see how they can keep the iPad mini priced at $329 if all the rumored hardware upgrades are true.
A lot of people were displeased with the iPad mini's lack of Retina display, but a lot of people were also shocked by the $329 price tag. So will people be willing to pay more money for more resolution? I guess it depends on why someone wants a smaller tablet in the first place.
It's time to look at some must have iOS tweaks now that you've freed your iPad or iPad mini using the new evasi0n jailbreak tool. Our first tweak isn't a very flashy one, but it will make working or writing emails on your tablet so much easier you'll never want to go back to the old Apple way.
SwipeSelection is based off a concept video created by YouTube user Daniel Hooper. The idea was to make editing text on your iOS device easier by replacing the old tapping method with a more precise finger drag to move the cursor. The video and jailbreak tweak were so popular iPad fans started a campaign to have Apple officially add it to its next iOS update, but unfortunately Apple did not listen. Someone even tried to recreate SwipeSelection by releasing an official app, but it was met with negative reviews since Apple’s TOS prevents access to the global keyboard.